Prayer is a powerful weapon to end the scourge of pornography and to strengthen families and  couples.  This prayer prays for healthy understandings of the beauty of intimacy of sexuality as it was intended by our Creator.

How to do this Prayer:

This prayer uses the familiar structure of the Rosary and adds meditations after each Scripture which can be used to pray God’s will into our world in the realm of healthy human relationships and sexuality

Our Lady of Fatima prophesized that the greatest sins of our times would be sins of the flesh and the legalization of abortion.  These things have indeed led us to the crisis that brings total destruction to our families today.

May these meditations on the mysteries of the most holy rosary inspire you to a deeper prayer commitment to end the scourge of pornography.

Begin with the Rosary

Make the Sign of the Cross and say the “Apostles’ Creed”

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, 
Creator of Heaven and Earth and in Jesus Christ
 His only Son, Our Lord, 
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit
,born of the Virgin Mary
, suffered under Pontius Pilate wWas crucified, died and was buried.
 On the third day, He rose again
.  He ascended into Heaven
 and is seated at the right hand
of God, the Father Almighty.
  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
 I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church, 
the Communion of Saints,
 the forgiveness of sins, 
the resurrection of the body,
 and life everlasting.

Say the “Our Father”

Our Father,
 who art in Heaven, 
hallowed by Thy name,
 Thy kingdom  come,
 Thy will be done 
on earth as it is in Heaven.
  Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.  
And lead us not into temptation 
but deliver us from evil.

Say three “Hail Marys”

Hail Mary, full of grace, 
the Lord is with Thee.
  Blessed art Thou among women and Blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.

  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now
 and at the hour of our death.  

Say the “Gloria”

Glory be to the Father 
and to the Son
 and to the Holy Spirit.
  As it was in the beginning
is now, and ever shall be,
 world without end.

Announce the First Mystery, then read the meditations below.

Then say the “Our Father”

Say ten “Hail Marys” while meditation on the mystery

Say the “Glory Be”

After each decade say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin at Fatima:

“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell  and lead all souls to Heaven; especially those in most need of your mercy.”

Announce the Second Mystery and say the “Our Father

Repeat 6,7 and 8 and continue with the Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner.

Joyful Mysteries

The Incarnation of the Son of God (Luke 1:38) Then Mary said: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.  Let it be done to me according to your word.”  And the Angel departed from her.

Mary, you saw yourself as a servant of our Lord’s.  So many women today are enslaved in the pornography industry.  Many women and young girls are bought and sold, used and discarded.  Mary, how it must break your heart to see your daughters treated this way knowing this was not God’s plan when He created women with such dignity and beauty. Help us to free these women from this enslavement; bringing them to your Son where they will find the love they are longing for.

The Visitation (Luke 1:40-41) And she entered into the house of Zechariah, and she greeted Elizabeth.  And it happened that, as Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit

Elizabeth immediately recognizes Christ in Mary.  Christ wants to reside in everyone and be recognized in all women.  It is impossible to do this when women are reduced to objects as a result of Pornography.  Lord, the world does not tell us to look for you in women.   The messages are so confusing.  It is all about seeking pleasure and not about seeking and glorifying You.  If women were a reflection of your beauty and not of worldly beauty , they would not be treated as objects.  If men could see your reflection in all women, they would, like John, leap for joy!  Lord, help women to recognize the real power they have been given with their beauty; the power to attract souls to YOU!

The Birth of our Lord (Luke 2:7) And she brought forth her firstborn son.  And she wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them at the inn.

God chose to come into this world through one ordinary woman.  His human existence was made possible through Mary who brought Him into this world for the salvation of all.  Lord, can you imagine if this purity of heart, mind and body found in Mary was found in all women?  That was your original plan! How many extraordinary things could you do through them?  Where this purity was lost Lord, let the truth of your love and mercy be found so women can be restored to the beautiful masterpieces you created them to be.

The Presentation of our Lord (Luke 2:22) And after the days of her purification were fulfilled, according to the law of Moses, they brought him to Jerusalem, in order to present him to the Lord.

Lord, as Mary presented the Christ Child to you in the temple we come to you presenting all men.   Please remind them of the importance and the need for them to be the protector of the family.  Where they are spiritually asleep, wake them up.  Their protection is more valuable and needed now more than ever before in history.  Lord, you have said, “Whoever has no rule over his spirit is like a city broken down without walls.” (Proverbs 25:28). Strengthen our men and boys so they will not be broken down by the power of the evil one but raised up by the power of your cross to protect the family!

 The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:46) And it happened that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, listening to them and questioning them.

Lord, I can only imagine how traumatic that was for Mary when she realized she lost her son.  True fear and sadness must have filled her entire being.  This has to be how she feels at the loss of all her daughters as they fall into the traps and lies of this world.  Mary, continue to pray and intercede for all of your daughters so they may be found and brought to your Son.


Sorrowful Mysteries

The Agony of Christ in the Garden. (Matthew 26:39)  And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”

Lord, as you prayed in the garden asking for this cup to pass,  your heart knew the suffering you were to endure for the salvation of all souls.  You saw before your eyes all the suffering caused by the sins of pornography in marriages, families and vocations to priest hood and consecrated life.  Lord, help us to pray more earnestly to end the destructive consequences of pornography and the lies associated with selfish sinful choices.  Help our husbands to trust you more completely.

      The Scourging of Christ at the Pillar  (John 19:1) Pilate then lead Jesus taken away and scourged.

Jesus, we picture you at the pillar as they whipped you.  Each lash causing so much pain. Each lash crippling you and bringing your body to the ground.  But you endured this crippling pain for us knowing the pain our sins would cause one another.  You know the crippling effect that pornography has on every man. Help every man to acknowledge and face the true consequences of pornography so they can begin to heal, lead and protect their families from the attacks of the evil one.

The Crowning of Thorns (John 19:2)  The soldiers twisted some thorns into a crown and put it on His head.

Lord, as they placed that crown on your head, they were mocking your Kingship. You are our King, our Lord, our Ruler.

You are our ultimate role model. There are so few effective role models for our sons and husbands.  Help our husbands to be men of purity and righteousness following in your footsteps.  Lord, open their eyes to see you not just as a distant judging Savior but as a friend and confidant prepared to go to battle on their behalf.  Renew their minds so they may recognize the lies of the evil one.  We pray for pure men to lead our families, our nation and our culture.  Raise our men up to true leadership; strengthening them to resist all temptations and guard their minds and hearts with your crown.

Jesus Carries His cross (John 19:17)  Carrying His own cross, Jesus went out of the city to the place of the skull.

Lord, how heavy that cross must have been as you carried the weight of our sins on your shoulders.

Addiction to pornography robs the hope of men and causes so much pain and suffering in a marriage, breaking the hearts of wives and undermining the trust and intimacy between husband and wife.

While the world encourages a breakup, you bring out the cross.  As the truth comes to light, Lord bring those who are addicted to full repentance and restoration as adopted sons of God.  Give wives the ability to forgive the way you forgive putting aside any hurt, anger or resentment; totally and completely forgiving with no looking back.  Bring peace and total healing to the marriage.  Give all husbands the confidence to forgive themselves totally and completely and the ability to love their wives as God intended.

Jesus dies on the cross.  (John19:18)  They crucified Him with two others, one on either side with Jesus in the middle.

Lord Jesus, we need you in the center of every marriage, with the wife on one side and the husband on the other.  Families are the domestic church; a sacred symbol of your holiness, love and purity.  It is no wonder the attacks on the family by the evil one are so strong and strategic.  Lord, our sons and husbands are under attack.  Pornography is a mouse click away.  Please protect the men in our lives.  Just as you died for us on the cross, grant all men the strength and courage to deny themselves, control their passions and put to death their impure thoughts.  It is only with your grace that they will succeed Lord.  Grant them the supernatural will to honor you and their wives with their choices.

Luminous Mysteries

Jesus is Baptized (Matthew 3:16-17) After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened (for him), and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove (and) coming upon him.  And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

The waters of Baptism bring us new life in you Lord.  Each time there is new life in you the heavens are opened and a soul is made new.  So many souls need to be renewed and restored back to the life in  you.  Lord, may the heavens open and shower down the cleansing waters of Baptism renewing the face of  the earth and cleansing it from all the sins and destruction caused by pornography.

The Wedding Feast at Cana  (John2:1-5) On the third day there was a wedding  in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.  When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” (And) Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Lord, can you not see the concern of your mother for marriages and families being destroyed by pornography? Your obedience to her at the wedding feast was acted upon immediately at her request to care for the needs of the wedding guests.  Lord, she is begging for an end to this destruction.  She is begging us to pray and fast for conversions. Lord, instruct us in this hour in how to end this battle.

Jesus Proclaims the Kingdom (Mark1:14-15) After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

Your Truth is the GOOD NEWS Lord.  So many are confused because they have bought into the lies of what the world sees as beauty.  You created each of us in your likeness and image reflecting your beauty.  Plant this seed of Truth in the hearts of all men and women so you will be that reflection in everyone!

Jesus is transfigured( Matthew 17:2) After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.

Lord, you became so real to the apostles.  Right before their eyes they saw your face.  You give us many opportunities to see your face even today.  Help us to see you in those who cause others to stumble.  Help us to see you in the wounded victims who are longing for love and affection.  Let your light shine down on the world bringing the sins of lust out of the darkness and into the light.  Shed the light of your truth, warmth of your love and joy of your mercy on all who are in need.

Jesus institutes the Eucharist.  (John 6:51) I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”

Lord, what a gift you give to us in the Eucharist.  If only the world knew what waits for them in every tabernacle.  You are waiting for us!  So many souls are looking for love but searching in all the wrong places.  So many souls do not even know what love is.  You are the source of all love.  Lord, as souls come to you to be fed in the Eucharist, may they receive an abundance of your love so that it will spill over and reach those who need it most; the souls who are turning to the empty promises of the world for love.  May the graces of the Eucharist in every Tabernacle in every Catholic Church pour out into the streets and into the hearts of all who pass by so lost souls may be found.

 The Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection of the Lord. (Matthew 28:5-6) The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.

Lord, there are so many women who are seeking love but in all the wrong places.  There is this emptiness that lies deep within their hearts that only You, our risen Lord can fill.  Mary Magdalene was in search of this love for many years.  When she found you Lord, her entire life was transformed.  The mercy and love you gave to her enabled her search for you even after your death until your resurrection.  May your Holy Spirit dwell within the hearts of all the women who are lost in this world as it did with in Mary Madeline’s so that they will seek your love and your mercy and not the empty promises that the world has to offer.

  The Ascension of the Lord  (Mark 28:19-20) Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

Lord before you ascended into Heaven you promised your disciples you would remain with them always.   Send your Holy Spirit down on your disciples now Lord. We need your guidance now more than ever so we may love and teach other to love and observe your commandments.  We need the courage and the wisdom to be that light to those who are lost.

The Coming of the Holy Spirit  (Acts 2:2-4) And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak

Jesus what a comfort it is to know your spirit remains with us as you are seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.  Enkindle in us the fire of your love so that we radiate that love and are able to give it to those who are lost.  Send forth your spirit of wisdom and courage so that the chains of pornography are broken and that the wounds caused by pornography are healed.

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven ( Luke 1:45) Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

Mary, during your life on earth, you listened to the voice of God calling you to the life of purity and chastity.  Nothing could hold you back from total dedication to our Lord.  Your heart found its fulfillment and perfection in Him.   Mary, pray for all women that they may hear our Lord as he calls them to live a life of purity and chastity.  Intercede for all so that there is nothing holding them back and they are able to say as you said, “Let it be done unto me according to your will.”

The Coronation of Mary, Queen of Heaven  (Rev 12:1) “And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of 12 stars.”

Mary, hear us in this hour of need.  As we fight this battle to win back the dignity of women; you, the queen of heaven, full of grace and dignity, know exactly what we must do.  Mary, we implore your help and seek your intersession right now.  We know this battle has already been won by your son, our Savior Jesus Christ, but we must see this through to the end.  Pray for us Mary, our Queen, as we come together in the name of Christ and win back souls for Him.

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